A new South Carolina poll shows South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg(D) with zero percent support among likely primary voters who are African American, a crucial Democratic voting bloc in the early primary state.
The Post and Courier-Change Research Poll, released Sunday, shows former Vice President Joe Biden with a comfortable lead among black voters with 58 percent, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in second place with 15 percent and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in third place with 12 percent. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who has not announced a run, polls ahead of Buttigieg with 2 percent among black Palmetto State Democrats, who comprise 61 percent of Democratic voters in the state.
Despite his rapid rise in the crowded Democratic primary field, Buttigieg recently came under scrutiny over the revelation that he had used the phrase “all lives matter” during a controversy involving the South Bend Police Department. Activists have said the phrase minimizes hardships faced specifically by African Americans.
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Source: The Hill